At six months there was still some residual healing to be done. The scars had faded considerably, however there was still an area of numbness directly above the scars on both sides. At my 6 months check-up the doctor said it can take up to a year for normal sensation to return because of the … Continue reading BEYOND THE 6 MONTH MARK AFTER SURGERY – WHAT’S LIFE LIKE AS AN ENHANCED YOGI?
At the 3 month point I am feeling very comfortable. I still have a minor loss of sensation above the incision areas on both sides but I expect this will eventually return. I've had no discomfort in running as a result of the surgery. Yoga Practice: There are still some limitations in my yoga practice … Continue reading YOGA & EXERCISE AFTER BREAST SURGERY – 12 Weeks Post Op
I started back running on day 43 post surgery and was surprised at how comfortable I felt. With a high impact bra I had no bounce, and my breasts didn't feel any different to running pre-surgery. By my 5th run (8 days later) I was up to 60 minutes at a relaxed pace, so it … Continue reading YOGA & EXERCISE AFTER BREAST SURGERY – Weeks 7 & 8 Post Op
I started back into proper exercise at medium aerobic effort, doing a mix of speed walking and short interval sessions on the bike, in order to get my legs ready for running again by week 7. It felt so good to do workouts that lifted my heart rate again! YOGA POSTURES: I could finally add … Continue reading YOGA & EXERCISE AFTER BREAST SURGERY – Weeks 5 & 6 Post Op
I had been missing my regular massages (which along with yoga and exercise help me to manage life long back pain), so on day 26 I treated myself to a full body massage with my usual therapist. I was expecting it to be awkward, but by placing towels under my ribs, shoulders and head I could … Continue reading YOGA & EXERCISE AFTER BREAST SURGERY – Week 4 Post Op
By the 3rd week the swelling had gone and I was very happy with the overall result. For exercise I was doing a combination of walking and indoor cycling, both at a comfortable steady state. My back was becoming a bit grumpy however from still sleeping propped up on pillows, and being unable to do … Continue reading YOGA & EXERCISE AFTER BREAST SURGERY – Week 3 Post Op
For exercise I was walking at an easy pace for an hour daily. I started driving again at 10 days post surgery. Daily activities were still somewhat restricted by limited arm movement and tenderness, and the uncomfortable compression strap I was wearing. I had decided not to do any private yoga tuition until the 3rd week post surgery … Continue reading YOGA & EXERCISE AFTER BREAST SURGERY – Week 2 Post Op
These blog posts are a summary of my breast augmentation recovery journey with specific focus on my progressive return to yoga asana and running from surgery through the following weeks. This may provide a helpful guide to other yoga practitioners who are contemplating breast augmentation and want to know what to expect.